Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Pumping Iron by Nya Rawlyns!

Thanks for having me today! It’s my pleasure to present my newest addition to the Bad Boyfriends series: Pumping Iron. From the shadowy world of high-end male escort services to the hot, sweaty, hard bodies in the gym, two men with very different skill sets are forced to co-operate in keeping a mutual client out of sight and out of mind.

Sean Rourke is Bad Boyfriends’ A-list escort, the man in demand when very special clients are in town. Mike Douglas is a fitness trainer to the stars and the silent partner in both the escort agency and the gym. Mike’s a loner, with a dour, drill sergeant nature. Sean’s an actor by avocation, used to being in the spotlight. Their mutual attraction is something neither man can explain … except for one little thing: they share a devilish, rowdy sense of humor.


Lovett Junior, the client from hell who not only likes his partners young and nubile, but also likes to watch, added an interesting level of difficulty when Mike and Sean finally manage a little alone time. Mike Douglas was not amused.

Our client wasn’t smiling and humming and shoveling his food in his mouth like a contented man on vacation just because of a clear line of sight to two adult men doing what they do in the throes of passion. We’d managed to not only sing the halleluiah chorus a cappella, but I’d punched a hole in the wallboard behind my head in my enthusiasm.
But the pièce de résistance, at my own personal high point, was Junior overcoming his ED and spraying his joy all over the glass door. Where he found glass cleaner and paper towels, I’ll never know, but our cool down was punctuated with the skritching sounds of him removing the evidence. Sean had pulled the quilt over his head and howled like a loon.
Junior and Sean were looking at me as I reminisced. Obviously I’d missed something, judging from Junior’s, “Well, do you?”
“Do I do what?”
Sean had wandering hands under cover of the counter. I was tempted to say yes and see what fell out of the sky, but instead I shrugged and let both of them guess.
Sean gave a squeeze and release while I considered which of the free weights would fit where. It would be a tight squeeze. But then, that’s why they invented lube.


What does it take to bring a slow simmer to a rolling boil?

Sean Rourke is hiding in plain sight as a Bad Boyfriends A-list escort, hoping to dodge the bullet from a few career missteps.

Mike Douglas’ financial backing and very special negotiating skills have him partnering not-so-silently at Bad Boyfriends, as well as running a training center for athletes and gym rats.

Eying each other at a distance is all they’ve allowed themselves until a joint special project at a seaside retreat in the Hamptons, entertaining a wily Boston attorney, shows them exactly how well they fit together, in more ways than simply business as usual.

GENRE: gay romance, gay romantic comedy, contemporary M/M romance


Monday, September 15, 2014


I adore cover reveals and this one is no exception.

This is a gorgeous, thought provoking cover, to go along with the title. Can't wait to read it!


A Slow Process of Understanding By Faith Ashlin

In an alternate world very similar to this one the all-powerful state controls just about every aspect of life—including the sanctioning of slavery. Jimmy, enjoying the privileged life of a television actor, has never given the matter much thought, or paid much attention to the fight for freedom going on around him.

So what is Jimmy meant to do when a careless, drunken moment leads to him being permanently bonded to a slave he doesn't want? Does it change who he is? What he is?

Trouble is, Jimmy isn't sure who he was to start with. He never thought about it.

And what about his slave, Nate? Can a slave force Jimmy into learning something about himself? 

About Faith Ashlin

When Faith was clearing out her attic many years ago, she found a book she'd written as a ten-year-old. On rereading it she realised that it was the love story of two boys. Over the years her fascination with the image of beautiful young men, coiled together as they fell head over heels in love, became a passion for her.
Since that first innocent book—written in purple sparkly pen—she has written many stories, set in varied worlds, but always with two men finding their way to happiness.
Still nothing much has changed because now she can be found in a daydream, wandering around the supermarket, or sitting in a meeting at work still dreaming up stories.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

COVER REVEAL! Julia Mills Saved by Her Dragon!

I am so freaking excited about this book and I can't wait to read it! It's my honor to have Julia here today for her cover reveal! It is totally freaking GORGEOUS too!!

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Saved By Her Dragon (Dragon Guards #5)
By Julia Mills
Coming September 23rd
There Are No Coincidences… Devon’s heritage has given him a unique perspective into the world around him. His father was one of the fiercest Guardsmen in history and his mother is a very talented and highly respected Healer. At the age of his transformation he made the choice to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Guardsman but in his heart he always carried the belief and wisdom of his mother’s clan. That knowledge and his complete trust in Destiny may be all that saves the One the Universe made for him.
The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes… Orphaned as a child and raised by powerful Earth witches, Anya Sloane thought her life was pretty normal and relatively happy until the night she left the family farm and headed into town. Abducted and left for dead outside the hospital, she spent the better part of a month fighting her way out of a magically induced coma only to wake and find everything she’d ever knew was little more than smoke and mirrors. Fate Will Not Be Denied… Anya is the light of his soul and the only woman able to tame the beast within. Devon has the strength and knowledge she will need in the coming days. Together, they just may be the key to saving Dragon kin. All they have to do is defeat the traitor…but that means they have to find him first.
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Excerpt from Epilogue of For the Love of Her Dragon:
Needing to stretch his legs and get some fresh air, Devon stepped outside, sure to keep the large doors at the end of the hall in sight. Watching a cluster of dragonflies flitting around the blossoms of an azalea bush, his mind wandered, and for the first time he heard the voice of the woman from his dreams during his waking hours. She sounded even more desperate than when he was deep in slumber. “Help me, please.”
He closed his eyes, focused on the echo of the voice, and spoke to her the same way he communicated with his brethren, “Who are you? Where are you?” There was a slight intake of breath and then she answered, “Can you really hear me? Please tell me I’m not dreaming.” He looked around to make sure one of his brethren wasn’t pranking him and saw nothing or no one that even looked familiar. "Yes, I can hear you.” He paused, realizing she hadn’t answered his questions and decided to try a different approach to get the answers he needed. “My name’s Devon. What is yours?”

There was no answer and the silence droned on until he was sure either he had imagined her or she had decided to screw with someone else.

As he reentered the hospital, the voice came again, and this time it was louder and clearer, and if possible, more panicked. “Help me, please?”

His lack of sleep and frustration got the better of him and he snapped, “How the hell am I supposed to help you when won’t tell me where you are or who you are?”

Again his question was met with silence, but this time it made him want to yell or hit something, or act in ways completely uncharacteristic for him. There was something about her voice, something that he felt every time he heard it, something that called to him. He wanted to chalk it up to the fact that he was a sworn protector and she needed help, but he knew it went deeper than that.

Shaking his head to clear the cobwebs, he decided she was gone for real this time and took his seat next to reception. It wasn’t long before Sam came out looking like she needed a weeks’ worth of sleep. Trying to lighten the mood, he teased, “How’s tricks, Doc?”

She smiled and leaned against the desk, “Busy and beat, my friend. How about…”

He missed the rest of what Sam said because at that moment, his senses were assaulted with the scent of sand and the sea. It wasn’t a dream this time. It was real…and nearby!

Without a word, he followed the tantalizing aroma, immediately locating its origin. A gurney quickly moving away from him with long dark tresses hanging off the side and an elegant olive-toned hand lying precariously on top of the white blanket covering the patient it transported was the source.

Devon raced to catch up but just missed the elevator as the doors closed. Using his enhanced senses, he listened as the orderly pushing the gurney asked his companion to press the button for x-ray. He raced back to reception, grabbed Sam by the arm and quickly walked back to the elevators.

What’s going on, Dev?” Sam asked, and it was the concern in her voice that made him stop and explain.

You’re going to think I’m nuts, but the woman that was just wheeled to x-ray has been talking to me, through mind speak…in my dreams.” He waited for Sam to tell him he was crazy, but all she did was push the down arrow and smile at him.     

"You aren’t taking me to the Psych ward are you?”     

"No, silly man, we’re going to x-ray.”

You believe me?” He was as surprised as he had ever been.

Of course I do. Of all the things I’ve seen hanging out with you guys, this is tame,” she laughed as the elevator doors opened and they stepped inside.

When they arrived at their destination, Sam used her access to look up the patient, but came back knowing no more than they did before. “She is listed as a Jane Doe and they have no idea what’s wrong with her. She has no outward injuries, but has been unresponsive for almost six weeks and shows no signs of improvement.”

His heart sank and it apparently showed on his face, because Sam touched his forearm before saying, “I’m so sorry, Dev. Is there anything else I can do?”

I don’t know, Sam, I just don’t know,” he answered, and it was then that everything clicked into place. The mind speak, her scent, his undeniable need to help her no matter the cost, it was all there, but he had been too frustrated and too tired to see it. Devon blurted out what he was thinking, “Holy shit, she’s my mate.”

Author Bio
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I am a sarcastic,sometimes foul-mouthed, not afraid to drink a beer, always southern woman with 2 of the most amazing teenage daughters, a menagerie of animals and a voracious appetite for reading who recently decided to write the stories running through her brain. I read my first book, Dr Suess' Cat in The Hat by myself at 4 and was hooked. I believe a good book along with shoes, makeup and purses will never let a girl down and that all heroes of all the books I have ever read or will ever write pale in comparison to my daddy! I am a sucker for a happy ending and love some hot sweaty sex with a healthy dose of romance.I am still working on my story but believe it will contain all of the above with as much SPICE as I can work into it. CHEERS!
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Monday, September 1, 2014


HAPPY LABOR DAY!  Today I am overjoyed to host a GORGEOUS cover reveal for the lovely LISA SWALLOW!  Check it out! 

Make sure you scroll down for the Rafflecopter!

You could a $5 Amazon Gift Card! Lisa is giving away TWO!

TITLE: Unplugged (Blue Phoenix, #3)
AUTHOR: Lisa Swallow 
RELEASE DATE: September 29th 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance  


"A rock star doesn't return to his humble beginnings and whisk away the girl he

kissed once. Especially if she has a four year old and her relationship status is 'it's 


Blue Phoenix bass player, Liam Oliver discovers pictures of his fiancée with 

another man and his world crashes around him. He packs up his humiliation and 

hurt and flies back to his Welsh family home for Christmas.

Cerys Edwards once had pictures of Liam Oliver covering her bedroom wall. Her 

best friend’s big brother never gave her the time of day when they were growing 

up. When she was fifteen, he left town leaving Cerys with her fantasies. Now he’s 

back. The problem is, she has a daughter and a broken relationship of her own.

In the world of his Christmas past, Cerys and Liam reconnect. Are they two hurt 

people looking for comfort in a time of heartbreak or does Cerys have a place in 

Liam’s future too? 

Months later and unplugged from his Blue Phoenix lifestyle, Liam reconnects 

with Cerys. He discovers Cerys’s world is full of complications he never expected 

– including Ella’s father who isn’t happy about being replaced by a rock star. 

Unplugged is more than a rock star romance. Liam isn’t dark and brooding like 

Dylan, or a bad boy like Jem but a fiercely loyal man with a big heart. This is a 

story of love, family and unexpected bonds made that can’t be broken. 

This is book three of the Blue Phoenix series. It can be read as a standalone but has 

minor spoilers for books one and two.


Our faces touch, his rough cheek against my forehead, and I know if I 

move my head a few centimetres, our mouths will meet and our worlds will shift.

"Is kissing you still wrong?" I ask.

"Your lips are meant to be on mine." He moves his face. The static 

charge of our mouths so close and the snow drifting onto our bodies drag us 

into a surreal world. The shift happens. I slide my cheek along his, the stubble 

scratching my skin as my lips meet the edge of his.

The world is covered in white, hidden from reality; a reality that I hate 

currently. I can escape for an evening, maybe a few days, and allow his blizzard 

to overwhelm me. If life is the same struggle when everything melts away again, 

a few moments lost in a fantasy after months of feeling worthless are what I need 

and worth the consequences.

Liam digs his hand into my hair and crashes his mouth against mine. 

I gasp in surprise at the force as he delves his tongue into my mouth, sliding 

against mine. When Liam kissed me in the bedroom the other day, there was a 

tension in him where he held back part of himself. Was this because Liam knew 

I did too? This time the world falls away completely as we kiss frantically, noses 

bumping as he pulls me into the snowstorm that is Liam Oliver. 

Liam moves to kiss my cheeks, a delicious scrape against my skin as his 

hot lips burn into my cool neck. He slides a hand around my waist, beneath my 

coat and holds me against him. Convinced my legs are going to give way and 

cursing the lack of walls for Liam to press me against, I grip his sleeve. 

Liam nudges his nose back across my face, hot breath mingling with mine 

and misting in the air. “Definitely feels right,” he whispers.

Then Liam kisses me so gently that he takes my soul and pulls it apart. My 

head spins as the intensity of the slow kiss fills me with a craving for this man 

that will never be satiated. This is more than feeling right, this is our hearts open 

and raw finding their way together.

Which means when they’re torn apart again the pain will kill me. 

The heat we create counteracts the falling temperature around us but the 

cold of reality isn't far. I pull my face away; I need to pull myself out of this.


 Blue Phoenix 

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Author Bio 
Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a

side of snark. 

In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare 

time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even 

leaves the house occasionally. Lisa loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires 

before they sparkled. 

Lisa has four books published: the ‘Butterfly Days’ series, and two in her urban fantasy series Soul 

Ties. She is currently working on a new contemporary romance series Blue Phoenix and the first 

book, Summer Sky is due for release in April. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia 

in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

Author Links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lisaswallowbooks

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisa_swallow_au

Website: www.lisaswallow.net

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091632.Lisa_Swallow


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